• Veganism is now more popular than ever. Could you make it through Veganuary?

    January 18, 2018 Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    Since it was established way back in 1944, Veganism has only really become  popular in recent years. Now with Veganuary hitting the headlines more than ever before, we wanted to discover why this diet is now so widely followed and what people really think of going meat free. What was once just a diet consumed by a very small percentage of the population has now become a lifestyle, endorsed by the rich and famous. Promising to not only be better for your health but also... Read More

  • Christmas dinner, eat in or eat out?

    December 14, 2017 Events; General; Latest Features; Trends

    What do you picture when someone says Christmas dinner? Are you in a warm pub sat next to a roaring fire or in the comfort of your own home surrounded by your family? Research shows that the amount of people choosing to dine out for Christmas is on the rise. In 2015 Vice said that more people than ever where eating out for their Christmas dinner; this has been a growing trend year on year. According to Eat Out Magazine the amount of people... Read More

  • The biggest food trends of 2017 and what to expect in 2018

    November 24, 2017 Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    Food Trends of 2017 No one can deny that 2017 has been a delicious and eye-opening year when it comes to food trends. From Mexican street food to vegan feasts, this year we’ve seen it all! One of our favourite food dishes is, greens! with the ever-growing population of vegetarians, vegans and those of us that are just on a health kick, greens have well and truly been in this year. More and more hospitality businesses are adapting their menus to appeal to this... Read More

  • National Chef of the Year

    October 17, 2017 Events; Food Trends; General; Latest News; Trends

    Each year since its launch in 1972, The National Chef of the Year competition seeks to find the best national and young national chefs. Carried out by the Craft Guild of Chefs this award hand picks the most prestigious fresh talent to find the next big thing in the culinary world.   Previous winners of this award include familiar faces, such as Mark Sergeant, Gordan Ramsey and Alyn Williams. The judging panel is a culmination of well- known and respected talents; from Tom Kerridge to... Read More

  • KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY AND HEALTHY WITH SMARTER TABLEWARE CHOICES

    June 28, 2017 Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    ‘New Kids on the Block’ is just one of the many features in this month’s edition of Trend Set magazine which talks about healthy food options, food presentation and trends which are being rapidly embraced by restaurants nationwide. Parents are increasingly looking for healthier foods to serve to their children, from swapping beans for peas and battered chicken to fresh fish. However, with this movement towards healthier food as well as the recently announced push for us to eat a mega 10 fruits and... Read More

  • LOCKHART INTRODRODUCE NEW COLLECTION UNDER THE EVER-POPULAR CRÈME RANGE

    May 08, 2017 Events; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    The Crème range by Lockhart Catering Equipment is a collection of simple yet refined tableware which is beautiful with an air of unmistakable air of quality. The choice of fine ivory colouring in an eclectic range of innovative shapes and styles to create a subtle yet elegant blank canvas on which the chef can present their art. In addition to the current collection within the range, Lockhart have introduced a new style. Embossed natural waves circle each piece of Rousseau; the latest exquisite collection... Read More

  • What’s in your cup? Coffee and tea remains a growing segment within the food service industry in 2017

    April 24, 2017 Drink Trends; Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    A cuppa tea, brew; whatever you might call it, tea has always been synonymous with the British stereotype. However, over recent decades, the nation has sought something with a bit more kick. Coffee’s popularity has grown from an occasional break from the norm, to an everyday essential for most. Interestingly, the digital era has contributed to this rise in popularity, with laptops becoming an essential piece of kit for busy students and professionals on the go and mobile phones with their endless updates, applications... Read More

  • INTRODUCING NEW COLOURWAYS FOR LOCKHART’S ARTISAN RANGE

    March 20, 2017 Events; General; Latest News; Trends

    Artisan is a beautiful tableware range that combines shape, texture and colour in a way that is designed to elevate and enhance the entire dining experience. Inspired by the hand-thrown style of pottery design studios, Artisan offers something unique. Taking inspiration from Mediterranean culture and cuisines, the new Artisan range colourways have been designed to showcase vibrant, healthy food, ideal for presenting colourful and spicy dishes. The new ocean blue collection creates a calm backdrop for seafood or light salads, – the high gloss,... Read More

  • RISING FOOD WASTE IN THE UK | 2017

    February 06, 2017 Drink Trends; Food Trends; General; Latest Features; Latest News; Trends

    Food waste in the UK is a rotten topic at the moment. Three major WRAP studies published in 2013 and 2016 estimated annual food waste arisings within UK households, hospitality and food service, food manufacture, retail and wholesale sectors at around 10 million tonnes, 60% of which could have been avoided. This has a value of over £17 billion a year, and is associated with around 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Around 85% (by weight) of the avoidable food waste arises... Read More